Smartphones

February 1, 2012 - 4:05am

Trip-Speed is a simple iPhone app that helps aircraft owners and management firms communicate about aircraft availability for charter flights. Aviation attorney Stewart Lapayowker developed Trip-Speed to solve a key problem: getting timely agreement from an owner when a charter trip pops up.

January 25, 2012 - 2:20pm

Earlier this month a BeechJet 400A left Fort Lauderdale’s Banyan Air Service for Argentina outfitted with the Thrane & Thrane Aviator 200 Swift Broadband system. “About half our customer base is in South America, and that market is about to explode,” Brian Wilson, Banyan’s director of avionics, told AIN.

December 22, 2011 - 4:27pm

Fuel pricing software provider FuelerLinx has released a new mobile app of its product for the iPhone and iPad, making the company’s fuel buying service available to both pilots on the road and scheduler/dispatchers in the hangar.

December 15, 2011 - 3:17pm

Coradine Aviation Systems has released the latest version of its logbook software, LogTen Pro 6.0, available for Apple Macintosh computers and the iPhone and iPad. With more than 100 new features, LogTen Pro 6.0 now offers professional pilots a new visual duty-time tracking feature. Duty-time availability and restrictions are shown on a color-coded graph.

December 1, 2011 - 4:57pm
Fire sock for lithium ion battery

The fiery failure of a lithium-ion battery powering an Apple iPhone 4 aboard Regional Express Flight ZL319 last Friday raises the specter of potential fire hazards because of the many li-ion-powered devices carried on aircraft.

October 11, 2011 - 1:10am
DTC delivers weather

At the DTC Duat Services booth (No. C11236), NBAA attendees can check out the free DTC iPhone/iPad app, which provides mobile access to features such as flight planning and filing, weather briefing and graphics and a convenient way to check for TFRs before takeoff.

October 10, 2011 - 2:27pm

NationAir Aviation Insurance has debuted a free iPad/iPhone app that gives clients one-touch access to its brokers, account executives and risk-management partners. The app, which can be downloaded from Apple’s App Store, also includes a claims checklist and allows clients to begin the claims process right from the app in the event of an accident or incident.

October 5, 2011 - 12:40pm

MRO facility Duncan Aviation has developed a free application for the Apple iPad designed to improve access to information about the company’s service locations, contact information and department listings.

June 23, 2011 - 1:53am

L-3’s Interstate Electronics Corp. is bringing full-motion video and data generated by aerial platforms into the hands of ground-level troops via smartphones using Google’s Android operating system. The latest version of its Video Scout system is being demonstrated here at the Paris Air Show (Static F186) using real-time data from L-3 Wescam MX-15i and MX-10 sensors.

March 31, 2011 - 4:45am

ForeFlight has added geo-referenced approach plates and airport diagrams to its Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch application. The new ForeFlight HD Pro costs $149.99 per year and includes geo-referenced charts and airport diagrams provided by Seattle Avionics. ForeFlight HD subscribers can upgrade and receive credit for remaining HD subscriptions.

 
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